La Roche Posay • Anthelios XL ,SPF 60+ • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Least terrible sunscreen I've used so far, but I'm *really* not a fan of sunscreen to begin with. Cons: Very shiny. Needs blotting by noon.
Pros: Moisturising. No clogs (and I have huge pores). Mixes with my foundation well. Doesn't run. I never tan wearing this and it's very easy to wash off. Lastly, I've been using it for about 1 year now - the first I've been willing to use up before trying something new. Definately willing to come back to this, and I'll stick with LRP line to try for better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
After rave reviews by a few online gurus I was surprised how much I dislike this product. It sits in my drawer and every few months I try it again, to use it up. Each time...
- It feels very heavy and oily
- It aggravates my skin and promotes breakouts
- It make MOLES GROW! Yes, there's something so irritating in this stuff that a few days use will make small moles react to it and start to increase in size. Not good at all!!!
- I definitely cannot use it near my eyes without its oily formula migrating and causing irritation, plus it makes my under-eyes puffy, even though it's a "face and body cream".
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
For a company with such reputation, this product is like Elmer's glue, even it says non-greasy, ultra comfort, yak yak yak etc. Applied on my freshly cleansed dry skin, about 1/3 teaspoonful on face & neck, some 20-30 minutes later, the skin was still tacky; this inaddition with the humidity & warm sweaty weather, my face will be like a Venus Fly Trap. I wouldn't even use it on my arms.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I bought this sunscreen for the high SPF because I am very fair and burn quite easily. I found this product too greasy for my oily skin. It was hard to spread and it did not sink into my skin and it felt like a mask. The next day I had bumps on my forehead. Thankfully Shoppers Drug mart let me exchange it for a different sunscreen. I bought Avene Lait 40 SPF this time (see my review for Avene). Bottom line, this La Roche sunscreen is a bit too greasy for the face, but I am sure if you are on the dry side, it would be ok, but only if you add some powder over top.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my fave ever ss.
It is thick and shiny and moisturizes my skin and makes it look amazing. It doesn't flake off like the neutrogena. I like the texture alot and the sun protection really really works.
It lasts on the skin.
It FEELS great.
I fully plan to repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Best sunscreen I've ever used. I thought the price was a bit high, but I've been searching so hard for a good sunscreen that it's definitely worth it.
My skin and the sun do not get along. I have to have a very high SPF or I'll burn almost instantly. Most sunscreens also break me out terribly though, and leave my skin with a greasy film, and that sunscreen smell. I can't stand the texture and smell of 90% of the sunscreens out there.
Never burned when using this, not once. It melts into my skin, and I can wear makeup over it without any problems. I've been using it for 3-4 months and so far no breakouts. It only feels like sunscreen for a few minutes, and eventually just blends into my skin, without leaving behind any smell or visible clue that I'm wearing it. I just love it. And I can actually use the amount I need without feeling like I'm loading it on (tablespoon for face, shot glass for body) because it absorbs so well.
My skin is very happy with this :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Renewed faith in this product. The first time I ever used this was this past summer and around that time, I was trying out a new moisturizer -- biggest mistake ever! After many months and weeks of swapping things in and out of my skin care routine just to see what's messing my skin up, I've worked out the moisturizer was breaking me out! I thought it was this sunscreen that was breaking me out, but it was the moisturizer. I was trying out the Aveeno Positively Radiant moisturizer. It's terrible. I had rounds of break outs, mostly cystic pimples! Once they start to subside and calm down, another round would come. It was a never ending cycle. I am still dealing with the marks from all this breaking out. Anyways, I used this SPF recently when I went on a trip and it didn't break me out at all. It comes in a small plastic bottle container with a screw top. You have to shake it really well to mix the content up before applying to your face. It absorbs super fast into the skin and it was rather light. It does feel a tad bit greasy initially when I was applying it with my fingers, but once it absorbs into the skin, it's really not a problem at all. And it's not sticky! I think it's a bit on the expensive side and the price is comparable to the department store brands, but I think this is worth the investment. A little bit goes a long way and that little bottle (1.7 oz) has lasted me through the summer and then some. I actually like the small bottle packaging because it's small and the bottle is thin, not big and bulky. I can throw into my makeup bag or handbag and carry it with me. And this will protect from UVA and UVB rays!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Although I have oily skin, this stuff works for me! Even in the hot summer months. I do layer this over a mattifying face lotion, and under a foundation, but it stays put all day. I do have acne-prone skin, and this stuff doesn not break me out. I'm not sure why some people are having a hard time with this product. Maybe they are using too much on their face? A little goes a long way. It is a bit oily, but when a foundation and setting powder is added on top, it's not much of a problem. I love the price point, and will continue to use it, as I have been for over a year now.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
Disastrous! I was on a search for a photostable sunscreen that provided great coverage for UVA rays also. This was the number #1 product in regards to protection against UVA rays. A lot of sunscreens only measure UVB by the SPF value. UVA is measured by PA+++, but I have never seen it in any Canadian or U.S sunscreen. It is probably due to labelling requirements by law. Anyways, this completelyyyyyyyyyy clogged my pores. Thank goodness I only tested it on my forehead for 2 days. Prior to putting the sunscreen, I had very smooth skin especially on the forehead. Now, after 2 days of this sunscreen, it's all rough and bumpy. It cost me $28 CDN at shoppers drug mart. I will have to use this on my body. I will stick to Neutrogena Helioplex sunscreen!!!!!!!!!!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This completely clogged my pores. I heard so many good things about this product and, for some, it works well but for my acne prone-oily skin - it did not work. I will use the rest on my body when in the sun but probably will not purchase this product again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Anyone who has super sensitive/reactive skin PLEASE do not use this on your face!!!!! Even if it says it is safe, I tried it and got a really bad reaction from it. I just use it on my body now if I know I'm going to be out in the sun all day. I like it because it has a really high SPF, which is good for me because if I'm out in the sun too long, I tend to burn. I'm just gonna add this in here. Anyone who has senmsitive/reactive skin, make sure whatever suncreen you use on your face, make sure it has minimal ingredients in it and it wll most likely be less harsh.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've had this product for at least two years now, and it's only been a month or so that I started using this product religiously. I use it everyday in the morning as a moisturizer. This is not greasy at all, it might seem a bit shiny right after it's been applied, but it goes away in 5 minutes time. The stickiness still remains but, you're not suppose to be touching your face anyways. I have sensitive skin, but this sunscreen does not irritate my face at all! It is very gentle and also very moisturizing. It does a great job protecting my skin from the sun. There is a slight scent to the product, but its not fragrance or anything, just the smell of sunscreen. The price is alright, but it's definitely worth it. The packaging is ugly but I honestly don't care, as long as the product does a good job then I'm fine with how hideous the packaging looks. Totally going to purchase this next time!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is quite oily looking when applied on my face and takes a while to dry. I usually need to use a mineral foundation on top of this sunscreen to control the shiny appearance. I prefer this over some of the other moisturizers like Vichy and Cetaphil; which burns my eyes. I'm undecided if I will buy this again.
Edit: I'm just about finished this sunscreen. I really like it because I sometimes forget that I have dry skin. The moisture on my face stays on all day. I'm noticing that my freckles are fading with everyday use of this. I just bought my 2nd tube of this stuff from Shoppers. Trying to figure out if it will be my HG sunscreen..
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Waaay shiny! Not really that greasy, as it is labelled for "Dry Skin" so maybe my dry skin managed to handle the greasy part quite well, but again, Waaay Shiny! Have stopped using it for normal day wear. Now using it only when I play tennis because it does have high SPF, and I just want to finish off the tube. Will not repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a very good sunscreen. When I wear it, I feel like my skin is very protected. However, it's a bit greasy and it has a definite sunscreen smell (but the smell doesn't linger, it fades). I will definitely use up my container to the end but when it's gone, I'll probably try a different one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
I have been using this product for a year now. I used to love it but I find that it is waaaay to greasy to use in the summer (when sunscreen is needed the most). Perhaps if you have dry skin then this product would be okay for you. I, however, have oily skin. Every time I use this sunscreen I find myself with pimples on my face afterwards. I'm going to have to stop using this in the summer. It's just far too greasy for my face. When I don't use this product my face seems to be okay. Overall if you have oily skin and are prone to getting pimples then don't use this product in the summer. I said that I will be repurchasing this product b/c I do like to use this in the winter. Sunscreen should be used even in winter. It does tend to give my face a nice look then almost like I applied foundation. Overall I hate this product in the summer but love it in the fall/winter.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product is too thick and oily. Even a pea-sized amount left white streaks on my neck and face. Very overrated.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
Works well but it is super greasy. It is supposed to be for face and body, but it is way too rich for the face. Everything sticks to it...my hair, pet's fur, lent, etc. It also leaves a white cast on my skin. I love the protection that La Roche-Posay sunblocks provide, but this particular formula is horrible. The Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, on the other hand, is fantastic and leaves a matte finish so it is perfect to wear under makeup and anywhere you don't want a thick sunscreen feel.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This review is for the Canadian Anthelios SPF 60.
I purchased this for around $25 CDN. I agree fully with the some of the reviews below that mention the pros & cons. It offers excellent protection, but the finish leaves something to be desired. While I got no white-cast at all, it does leave a very tacky finish on the skin, and a slight sheen. The price is decent for the amount you get (100ml), and the texture is nice (but extremely thick in consistency).
I'd recommend this to anyone looking for very high UVA & B protection, but unless you're willing to add a powder over top (which I'm not), it leaves too much of a finish for my liking.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
My favorite sunscreen, hands down. I have sun-sensitive skin (melasma and hyperpigmentation from birth control pills and antibiotics) and have been looking for the perfect sunscreen for a few years now. This one not only protects my skin, but doesn't pill up when you apply it or leave a white film. Applying makeup over it is a cinch. I love the tiny bottle as well. It's worth the $50 a bottle to me because gives me peace-of-mind in the hot Arizona and southern California sun.